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Neighbor speaks out after dog shot by officer in Woodson Terrace

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An officer is recovering after being bit by a dog in St. Louis (Credit: KMOV) An officer is recovering after being bit by a dog in St. Louis (Credit: KMOV)

A dog lover is calling out police for being too aggressive while handing dogs in her neighborhood.

An officer was taken to the hospital after being bit by a dog in Woodson Terrace.

Woodson Terrance Police responded to call around 2:30 p.m. in the 9200 block of Harold. Police found two dogs when they arrived to the scene.

Authorities say one of the officers shot one of dogs after the dog bit the officer. The officer and the dog were taken to a local hospital.

Originally, police say the dog shot by officer was killed but the dog did survive and was transported for treatment. The other dog that was shot was taken by animal control. 

News 4 spoke with a nearby neighbor Lynda Stricker who lives next door says two of the three dogs were running around in the front yard when officers arrived.

The neighbor says she believes the owner left one of the screen open to the owner’s home and that is how the dogs got out of the house.

Stricker says as soon as police arrived, four officers approached the animals. She says she offered to get the dogs, but officers didn't let her help. 

"I think they should have stood back because when you scare a dog they are going to respond to that fair, it was in his own yard," said Stricker. 

Stricker told News 4 she believes all officers should have better training and equipment to handle situations like these when they arise, 

This incident is still under investigation. More information will be added to this story as it becomes available.

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